AMD Radeon R7 260X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R7 260X
Radeon R7 260X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 10.77

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 260X sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of $139. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 104 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 115 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

10.77%

of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of Radeon R7 260X's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating382
Value for money4.94
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameBonaire
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date8 October 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$139
Price now$164 (1.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R7 260X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 260X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors2,080 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)115 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate61.60of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,971 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 260X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length170 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 260X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bandwidth104 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 260X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity1
HDMI+
DisplayPort support-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D-
PowerTune-
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore-
DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Mantle-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 260X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 260X 10.77
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Passmark

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R7 260X 4380

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

R7 260X 3147

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 260X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 225 Mh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 5.16 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R7 260X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 260X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 260X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 470, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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